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LOCAL DANCERS DANCE THEIR WAY DOWN DISNEY’S STREETS

Twenty-two local dancers ranging from age 8 to 22, recently returned from the Magic Kingdom where they danced in a parade down Main St, USA, with Cinderella’s Castle serving as a backdrop. Dancers from Farmington Valley Dance & Music, LLC joined over 100 other dance studios from all over the US and Canada for the event.

The group also performed in a showcase at the Premier Theater at Hollywood Studios. Farmington Valley Dance & Music, LLC’s students took the stage and performed several pieces, filling 10 minutes of performance time.

When asked if their pieces were well received, School Director Lindsey Sepa said, “The feedback from the staff at the event was extremely complimentary. They said that our dancers really stood out for their proper technique, age appropriate costuming and moves, unique music choices, and entertaining choreography.”

The Farmington Valley Dance & Music students were just elated to have this opportunity. “It is a dream come true. I love Disney and to be able to dance in an actual parade at the Magic Kingdom… well there is nothing better that that!” exclaimed 15-year-old, Taylor Gouveia.

“We are committed to giving our students a truly awesome dance education, in a non-competitive environment. We try to offer positive performing opportunities for all of our students,” says School Director, Lindsey Sepa. “What can possibly be more positive than dancing at the Magic Kingdom with Mickey?” she adds.

Husband and wife team, Lindsey and Jeffrey Sepa have competitive dance backgrounds themselves, both with impressive resumes. But, instead of going the competition route, they sought a better way, they said.

“We want our students to love to dance for dance’s sake, not because they are getting an award. Competitive dance has changed in so many ways over the years, and although there are still many positives to it all, we are trying to broaden our dancer’s experience in a different way,” explained Jeffrey Sepa. The couple formed “Synergy”, an amateur performing group whose mission is to raise money for children who want to dance, but cannot afford lessons.

“In comfortable communities like those in the Farmington Valley, we tend to forget that there are people who have to choose between their kids participating in extra activities like dance and simply paying to live,” says Lindsey Sepa. “Synergy makes our dancers aware, and gives them a chance to give back.”

Their plan is for Synergy to become a non-profit organization and to award their first scholarship this fall.

About the Author:

The directors of Farmington Valley Dance & Music are Lindsey and Jeff Sepa. They are happily married and the proud parents of two beautiful children.

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